engineered wood over solid wood floor

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Old 02-07-14, 12:47 PM
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engineered wood over solid wood floor

The wood floors (3/8" top nailed) in the LR, DR and hallway are damaged beyond repair. I plan to lay some engineered flooring over the top. Do I run the new floor in the same direction as the old floor or perpendicular to it ?
 
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Old 02-07-14, 03:59 PM
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Can you post pictures of this 3/8" flooring? How long has it been installed? How will engineered flooring (5/8") affect doorways and wall moldings and transitions to other flooring?
 
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Old 02-07-14, 07:07 PM
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Original floor in for over 40 years. Have had to patch several sections with 3/8" plywood. Have worked out all the transitions, doorways, etc. Not a problem. Engineered flooring we are looking at is is actually 3/8" not 5/8".
 
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Old 02-08-14, 03:49 AM
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If you are using click lock engineered, and the original flooring is reasonably flat, then I would not see a problem in laying over it. I would run the flooring the most aesthetically pleasing direction, which is along long walls.
 
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Old 02-09-14, 08:09 AM
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Okay, thanks for your help on this one. I knew you ran flooring perpendicular to the floor joists but was unsure in what direction to run over an existing hardwood floor.
 
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